This spirited punch makes a festive addition to an appetizer buffet, or a holiday party.
1 (750-ml) bottle port wine
2 (16-ounce) packages unsweeted frozen strawberries, slightly thawed
1 sprig fresh mint
Granulated sugar to taste
2 (750-ml) bottles dry sparkling wine
Dash of bitters
- Combine first three ingredients with sugar and lime slices in large saucepan. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 5 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain into large bowl. Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour.
- Pour over ice mold in punch bowl. Add sparkling wine and bitters. Serve immediately in wine glasses.
Makes 20 (1/2 cup) servings.